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Old 04-17-2011, 05:55 PM   #1
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brake caliper

changed the brakes now the caliper is sticking....verified they are the correct brakes so obviously it has to be caliper.......went to oreillys and they said they have 2 types of calipers.....metal cylinder or some other shit....since i dont know which type i have i just choose metal...sound about right to anyone else?

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Old 04-17-2011, 05:59 PM   #2
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Check the seal around the piston and make sure it is seated correctly.

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Old 04-17-2011, 06:09 PM   #3
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Make sure the brake hose isn't twisted or kinked from when the calipers were reinstalled
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:27 PM   #4
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Lines look fine....I bought a new caliper assembly so hopefully it's the right one
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A little more information is needed. What year? Front or rear? I know on my 2000 TJ that the caliper piston is metal. Some other years may be different.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:16 PM   #6
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Reman calipers have the choice of phenolic and metal, year of your jeep doesn't matter. Phenolic is plastic, metal is... well metal. Doesn't really matter which one you choose, they both seem to have the same amount of pros and cons to each. I would choose whatever is cheapest, which is usually the phenolic.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:28 PM   #7
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thanks, i really didnt think it would make a difference so i just went with the metal.... now if i can change this out without breaking the line lol
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:31 PM   #8
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Good luck.....remember to gravity bleed the new caliper before you pedal bleed it
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:37 AM   #9
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Lines look fine....I bought a new caliper assembly so hopefully it's the right one
looking at a brake hose is not the way to check and see if its good . pump the brake and see if you can turn the wheel if its locked loosen the bolt on the hose on the caliper and let it bleed if it loosens up you have a bad brake hose , was the caliper that hard to compress ?
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:03 AM   #10
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Well it was a little stiff to compress but not bad....
Problem is im stuck in the barracks and not really supposed to work on vehicles in the parking lot..
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Ha, been there before...
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:20 PM   #12
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When I was in the Navy back in the 80's, as long as we cleaned up they really didn't care about what ever we were doing as long as we kept a car cover ion the vehicle when it was left over night. And cleaned up after ourselves.
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Trust me things have changed in the navy......doesn't help being stationed on a marine base.....I'm taking it to the auto-hobby place in the morning and putting it on the lift
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I know about things changing in the Navy I have kept in touch with all my old friends that are STILL in and they all tell me its a good thing I was discharged when i was cause they ALL say the navy went to hell in a hand basket in 2000. And from what I've seen of the way my neighbor down the street is being treated I believe that the only reason the Navy can even function anymore is because the lower enlisted are trained. It would seem the upper level management and command structure above the rank of Master Chief seems like it cares more about politics than the people
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:06 AM   #15
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Brake caliper was seized up so bad took a crowbar to get it off...even after I opened the bleed screw all the way and disconnected the brake line. All is well now thanks for the advice.....by the way the Navy blows now
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:44 PM   #16
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I'm glad you got the caliper fixed, whet did ya do rebuild or replace?

Ya think it sux now days just hang around a few more years and watch the fun get worse and worse.
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Replaced....only cost around $30
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Good move, I recommend that as soon as you can you replace the other side also. A lot of people go either way on the brake thing some say replace one at a time some say replace them in pairs, I was always taught to replace them both. dunno why, never asked either. I always just took it as vehicle gospel

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